As the NHL Award season approaches, the Blackhawks have made their team-nominations already for the Bill Masterton Award and now the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 18, 2021
Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy has been named the team nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded to he player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.
Murphy finished his fourth season with the Blackhawks, skating in 50 games with three goals and 15 points. His 82-game pace this season would have given him 5 goals and 24 points, which would have been on pace for a career-high amount of points in a season for Murphy.
Nominees were selected by their teams and the winner will be chosen by a committee of senior NHL executives led by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. The first-place finisher will receive a $25,000 donation to benefit a charity or charities of his choice. The two runners-up each will receive a $5,000 donation to benefit a charity or charities of their choice.